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  • Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

    WASHINGTON – A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Stronger start for Obamacare this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year, even as Americans remain skeptical that ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney crisis

    SYDNEY – Sydney police say three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown cafe.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Angela Merkel to Germans: don't be duped by far-right anti-Islam rallies

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Germans on Monday not to be duped by far-right rhetoric, amid concern about the growing number of people floc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Spending deal may not be 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Day of insurgent violence kills at least 19 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and per ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots on board and raising f ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

    MUBI, Nigeria – With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

    WASHINGTON – When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a to ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

    CAMARILLO, Calif. – Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland had ties to a gang, as did tw ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Higher prices, shortages create pressure for IS

    BAGHDAD – Saadi Abdul-Rahman was recently forced to pull his three children out of school in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State militants ha ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Can Amy Pascal’s career survive Sony cyberattack?

    LOS ANGELES – Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man’s world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Black officers torn between duty and race

    Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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